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    Campus Ministry

    The Campus Ministry Department is responsible for the spiritual life of the Mount community and is based on the belief that each person has unique gifts from God to use in building a school faith community. The program aims to complement the family in its primary role in religious education and to extend the religion lessons of the classroom to lived faith experiences. Campus Ministry sponsors events and activities that foster spiritual growth and development, particularly through the recollections and retreat programs for students and faculty. The Academy’s chaplain is available to students seeking counseling and presides over the sacramental life of the Academy. Campus Ministers plan liturgical services in accordance with the Church calendar, and work with class moderators to plan Communion Breakfasts for each class. The Lenten Mission Drive, Christmas Food & Toy Baskets, and Peer Ministry are all programs of the Campus Ministry Department.
    Deacon Anthony Gagliani
    Teacher/Campus Mins.
    Deacon Anthony Gagliani is the Director of Campus Ministry and a Religious Studies instructor at Mount. He is married to Maryjo McCluskey Gagliani, RN, lives in Blackstone, Massachusetts, and currently serves as permanent deacon at Saint Theresa's Parish in Blackstone. He is the son of the late Dr. George Anthony Gagliani, M.D. and Phyllis Keith Gagliani, R.N., and was born in 1963 in Boston, MA. 

    Deacon Tony studied in the Diaconate preparation program for the Diocese of Worcester and was ordained a Deacon in June of 2010. He earned his Associate in Arts Degree in Liberal Studies at Dean College in Franklin in 1982; a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History with a minor in English at Framingham State University in 1984; and he received his Master of Divinity from St. John’s Seminary and School of Theology, Brighton in 1990. He studied in the Master of Arts in History teaching program at Bridgewater State University and obtained a Massachusetts state teacher certification on the secondary level in 1985. Deacon Tony also holds advanced certification in Religion from the Diocese of Providence.

    Before joining the faculty at Mount Saint Charles in August of 2012, he worked for St. Peter-Marian Central Catholic Senior High School, Worcester, MA; Victory Productions, Worcester, MA; Chrysalis Publishing, Natick, MA; Houghton-Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company, Boston, MA; Diebold Inc., Marlboro, MA; and Mercymount Country Day School in Cumberland, RI.

    Deacon Tony has written features for the catechetical series “Blest Are We,” and other Catholic educational publications. An avid historian and amateur genealogist, he teaches a course twice a year on Genealogical Research Using the Internet at Keefe Tech School of Continuing Education in Framingham, MA, and has contributed to numerous published family histories and websites. Deacon Tony is also an active participant in the Coindre Leadership Program of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart. He journeyed to Lyons, France in July of 2012 for 17 days of prayer, reflection, discussion, and walking in the footsteps of the founder of the Institute, Father Andre Coindre.

    Father Brian Sistare
    Father Brian Sistare is the son of John and Valerie Sistare. Father grew up in Westerly, RI, and graduated from Westerly High School in 1992. He attended the University of Rhode Island from 1992-1993, before transferring to the Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio, where he received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1996. Also in 1996, Father Sistare joined the Community of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal. He received a Masters of Divinity from Saint Joseph Seminary in 2003 and was ordained to the Holy Priesthood on May 17, 2003, by Edward Cardinal Egan in St. Patrick’s Cathedral, New York.

    Upon ordination, Fr. Sistare served as Spiritual Director of Youth and Community Director of Pro Life at Our Lady of the Angels Friary (Bronx, New York) from 2003-2005; at St. Serafin Convent (Comayagua, Honduras) from 2005-2006; at Our Lady of the Angels Friary (Bronx, New York) from 2006-2008; and at St. Joseph Friary, (Harlem, New York) from 2008-2009. Father Sistare served as Associate Pastor of St. Philip’s Parish from January, 2010 to June, 2012. He was assigned as part-time Assistant Pastor of Saint Rocco Church as well as part-time Chaplain to Mount Saint Charles Academy on July 1st, 2012.